The Relationship Between Problem Posing and Problem Solving: A Systematic Review Academic Article uri icon


  • Problem posing research in mathematics education has increased in the last decade. As a result, the intent of the present study is to examine and summarize the research that has been conducted. Specifically, we examined articles published from 2011–2020 that studied the impact of problem-posing instruction on students’ problem-solving abilities. In total, seven articles were included in the systematic review. We concluded that the effect of problem-posing instruction on students’ problem-solving skills is varied, though prior research on the relationship between posing and solving demonstrates a positive impact. Thus, while there remains a great need for further research in this area, there are indications that problem-posing could improve students’ problem-solving abilities.

published proceedings

  • International Education Studies

author list (cited authors)

  • Calabrese, J. E., Capraro, M. M., & Thompson, C. G.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Calabrese, Julia E||Capraro, Mary Margaret||Thompson, Christopher G

publication date

  • July 2022